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Exploring Enchanting, Enigmatic Geneva

May 31, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 186

Geneva in Switzerland is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful places in the world. Its amazing views and mild summer climate, among other attractions, make it a popular European summer holiday destination. Although known as a global city and as a centre of finance, humanitarianism, education, science, and fashion, among others, its beautiful sights and local culture remain among its primary draws, attracting visitors from all over the world.

In summer, especially, as you drive in from Geneva airport, taxi drivers will be eager to point out interesting sites and beautiful scenery of which they are justifiable proud.

Listed below are some of the sites you should definitely visit while in Geneva. Airport taxi drivers will be more than happy to chauffer you around to make sure you do not lose one second of your precious time in this gorgeous city.

Lake Geneva

From Geneva Airport, taxi drivers always make it a point to drive by a portion of the lake. This scenic lake will take your breath away, especially when the Jet d'Eau, a huge water jet that shoots a solid 450 feet in the air, comes into view. Be sure to keep your windows closed if you don't want to be soaked as the mist can travel quite far. Due to its beauty, many travellers prefer to stay in hotels with a view of the lake. Ask your Geneva Airport taxi drivers for recommendations if you wish to do so; there are plenty of great hotels and accommodations to choose from!

L'Horloge Fleurie

Crossing the bridge over the Rhone from Geneva Airport, taxi drivers will bring you next to another of the city's more famous attractions, the L'Horloge Fleurie in the Jardin Anglais, a stunning flower clock created in 1955. Located in English Garden, the clock is said to have been completed in spite of many technical problems. The clock is 15.7 metres in circumference, with a diameter of 5 metres. It features a second hand 2.5 metres long, which is said to be the longest on the planet! The clock is made up of approximately 6,500 plants, and every season a new design is created with different plants and flowers. No wonder visitors keep returning year after year.

Par de la Grange

If you love roses, you will find the city a veritable paradise. Every year, more than 40,000 rosebushes bloom throughout the city. The city has three rose gardens: Par de la Grange, Promenade Gustave-Ador, and Parc des Franchises - of which Par de la Grange is arguably the most popular. Created in 1945, its remarkable 12,000 square metre landscaped grounds hold over 12,000 rosebushes of over 200 varieties, arranged in an exceptional architectural harmony of terraces, stone steps, pools, pergolas amid ancient Roman columns. This June, don't miss the annual International Competition of New Roses to be held at the upper end of park, during which an international jury will judge approximately 100 new rose varieties.

Lukas Johannes is a driver for Shuttle Direct. If you're looking for a Geneva airport taxi transfer, Shuttle Direct provide pre-booked shuttles to major destinations all over Europe. Wherever you travel, Shuttle Direct can make sure that you don't miss your car on your holiday abroad.

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